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BBC

News at Six

Academics at Oxford University and the London School of Economics have been carrying out controlled trials aimed at raising mental well-being among adults. The course run by volunteers from the charity Action for Happiness is being conducted in 19 countries. The results, they say, are "staggering". [23 mins]

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A Local Community Course That Raises Mental Wellbeing and Pro-Sociality

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News Posted: 20/01/2020      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

Interview - Richard Layard: ‘It's in politicians' self-interest to make policies for happiness’

The economist on the science of happiness - and how it can help us rethink the world.

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News Posted: 19/01/2020      [Back to the Top]

Observer

How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority

In this extract from his new book, Richard Layard argues for wellbeing as a political goal as well as a personal one.

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News Posted: 19/01/2020      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Understanding the Lebanese financial crisis

A guest post by Fadi Hassan, a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Ugo Panizza, a professor of economics and the Pitchet chair in finance and development at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. The authors spell out the challenges facing Lebanon as its political establishment tries to stop a spiralling financial crisis which has seen depositors lose access to dollar balances.

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News Posted: 20/12/2019      [Back to the Top]